What to know before studying abroad in Alicante, Spain

About what to pack A little bit of everything... Alicante offers a temperate climate but as most of Spain, temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Upon arrival in September, temperatures were hanging out around 85-100°F for the first few weeks as the peak of the summer heat was coming to an end. On top of …

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Decir “adiós”: The grieving process

  There's less than two months left, and I am trying not to count down. I am savoring every moment, trying to memorize the views, the smells, the tastes, the sounds and more. I'm stuck in a bit of inner conflict as I am accepting the reality of my impending return to what is familiar …

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Hello Spring

Hello Spring! It is the first week of March and Spring is here without a doubt. I went to the beach and studied in the sun on Wednesday after class meanwhile my family and friends are still enduring rain, snow and ice in The Great Pacific Northwest.  While I do miss Oregon, I cannot say I miss the long …

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Life at UA

An international student's experience University of Alicante is a beautiful and large campus, home to around 2,000 staff (probably nearly as many plants varieties) and near 30,000 students (about 1500 international). It is actually located in the Alicante suburb city of San Vicente which is about a 20-30 minute bus or tram ride from the …

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